Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Mountain Man Rendezvous


Fort Bridger Rendezvous 2018

Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 31 to September 3rd, 2018
Gate fees $5.00 per person 12 and up / Children 11 and under are Free

The Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous is a mountain man rendezvous in celebration of the Fur Trade Rendezvous Era that occurred in the Rocky Mountains between 1825-1840. It is one of the largest mountain man gatherings in the nation.

Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous, held annually the first weekend of September at Fort Bridger Wyoming, this Mountain Man Rendezvous is an experience your family will be sure to remember for years. Come and experience historic Fort Bridger at its best!

Admission for the general public is $5.00 for everyone 12 years and up. State regulations prohibit alcohol consumption. Dogs are welcome, however, please review the dog policy before bringing your dog(s) as violators will be fined. Remember you are on a State historic site which is under the direction of Wyoming State Parks Division.

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Authentic Dress:

Individuals who wish to be authentically dressed should adhere to the following guidelines:
NOTE: Authentic Dress is required for campers in the Primitive Camp and traders.

  • All visible clothing must pre-date 1840 for the Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous. These items include:
  1. Hats & Bonnets
  2. Shirts & Blouses
  3. Jackets & Coats
  4. Pants
  5. Dresses
  6. Shoes
  7. Blankets
  8. Jewelry
  9. Weapons (all kinds)
  • Women must be wearing period dresses, or a blouse and skirt.
  • Prescription glasses are acceptable. Sun glasses are not allowed.

If you have a questionable item, please contact the FBRA (Fort Bridger Rendezvous Association).

Click Here to meet the 2018 Bourgeios “Booshway” & Segundo

Meet the 2018 Fort Bridger Rendezvous Board


2018 Board Members / Park Superintendent

(Front Row Left – Right) Dottie Shell, Kim Hall, Heather Shell- Booshway, Shalayne Hunziker- Segundo, Nancy Turner – Secretary
(Second Row Left) – Right) Eugene Fowles- Chairman, Darin Peck, Monty Bullock, Jeff Malan
(Third Row Left) – Right) Mike Larsen, Dale Carpenter, Dave Turner, Mike Chatelain,
Chris Floyd- Park Superintendent, Ralph Mair – Not pictured



Booshways Corner

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Now that the New Year is here, it is time for many of us to start planning our upcoming vacations, outings, and family events. We all celebrate so many things these days from birthdays to holiday’s even just lazy days! Every Labor Day weekend you will find families from all over gathering at Fort Bridger, Wyoming for what many are calling mini family reunions, including mine. It is place where you can, for just a few magical days, step back in time and forget about the headaches from family members and just enjoy being together. For so many of us, this one long weekend is the only time of the year that we will see those friends from South Dakota, the old school teacher from Oregon, the cousin from Northern California, or even the favorite nephew from the other side of the state. The rendezvous is time to share old stories and make new memories with those you haven’t seen in ages, as well as those you have just met.
So, pencil Fort Bridger into your busy schedules if you haven’t already and start a new family tradition of your own.

Heather Shell
2018 Booshway